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Sprint sensation Andre De Grasse moves to Phoenix to train with Dan Pfaff

PHOENIX — Canadian sprint sensation Andre De Grasse has moved to Phoenix to train under legendary coach Dan Pfaff with ALTIS.

The 21-year-old from Markham, Ont., who recently signed a lucrative US$11.25-million deal with Puma, began training with the Phoenix-based group Monday.

He had been training at the University of Southern California while finishing his degree.

Pfaff has coached countless Olympians over his career, including Canada's Donovan Bailey.

ALTIS boasts African star Wilfried Koffi, NCAA champion Ameer Webb, and Canadian sprinters Akeem Haynes, Justyn Warner and Dontae Richards-Kwok, among others.

De Grasse is coming off a spectacular season that saw him win both the 100 and 200 at the NCAA championships and then the Pan American Games in Toronto.

He raced to bronze in the 100 metres at the world championships in Beijing.

The Canadian Press

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